Neighbourhood plans

Government commits further support for neighbourhood plans

Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced that more communities across England will be able to get free access to expert advice and guidance to help make their neighbourhood vision a reality
Housing crisis

Addressing the housing crisis through creative reforms

Could changing planning rules to make it easier for homeowners to build upwards help to tackle the UK’s housing crisis? Paresh Raja of Market Financial Solutions takes a look
Planning enforcement

Planning enforcement: Refreshing NAPE services for members

Neil Whittaker, new chair of the RTPI National Association for Planning Enforcement, outlines his wholesale review of services to give members more practical resources, closer to where they are

Recovering Party Costs in Adjudication – The final word?

Peter Vinden practising Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator and Expert and Managing Director of The Vinden Partnership discusses recovering party costs in adjudication
large sites

Planning gap review to focus on large building sites

Initial findings from the official Government review into the gap between planning permission for new homes and those being built suggests there are issues connected with major developers building large numbers of properties on large sites
Spring Statement

Spring Statement 2018: London to receive £1.67bn boost for affordable homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that London will receive an additional £1.67bn to deliver a further 27,000 affordable homes by the end of 2021/22
rural communities

Housing Minister announces homes boost for rural communities

Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced that rural communities will be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes to better meet local housing needs through planning rule changes

Property industry urges Mayor to review Draft London Plan

The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged today (9 March) that the Mayor of London revises the Draft London Plan’s proposals for both the Build-to-Rent and purpose-built student accommodation sectors
NPPF review

NFB welcomes local planning reforms in NPPF review

Following the government published document on the revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has welcomed its approach to local planning
planning reforms

Government launches new planning reforms to deliver homes for everyone

Theresa May has launched new planning reforms to maximise the use of land, strengthen protections for the Green Belt and put greater emphasis on converting planning permissions into homes, to help deliver the homes the country needs
Planning Delivery Fund

Planning Delivery Fund to accelerate new homes

New funding to help accelerate planning decisions and deliver quality new homes has been announced by Housing Minister Dominic Raab today (24 February)
planning permission

Over 423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

According to recent research, over 423,000 homes which have received planning permission are still waiting to be built
planning permission

Joint venture secures planning permission for Brentford schemes

London Green, together with its joint venture partner Topland Group, has won planning permission for two linked projects in Brentford, west London
planning proposals

Government planning proposals to make it easier to build upwards

New planning proposals will make it easier to build upwards on existing houses and flats

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